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Kronberg Academy to host 2024 Chamber Music Connects the World Festival

30 young players will rehearse and perform alongside luminaries such as Gidon Kremer and Sir András Schiff


The Kronberg Academy, in Germany, will once again host their Chamber Music Connects the World festival from May 9 to 19, 2024. The biennial project places 30 outstanding young musicians ("Juniors") into chamber ensembles with some of the world's best artists ("Seniors") for ten intense days of high-quality music-making.

In 2024, the selected participants will perform alongside cellist Gary Hoffman and Miklós Perényi, violinists Gidon Kremer and Antje Weithaas, pianists Sir András Schiff and Enrico Pace, and violist Lawrence Power.

The young players selected to participate are:

  • Julius Asal (piano)
  • Leonhard Baumgartner (violin)
  • Maxim Calver (cello)
  • Bryan Cheng (cello)
  • Eike Coetzee (viola)
  • Toby Cook (viola)
  • Edgar Francis (viola)
  • Sebastian Fritsch (cello)
  • Sarah Jégou-Sageman (violin)
  • Yeyeong Jin (violin)
  • Evan Johanson (violin)
  • Seohyun Kim (violin)
  • Katie Liu (viola)
  • Laura Liu (viola)
  • Leanne McGowan (violin)
  • Jason Moon (violin)
  • Itai Navon (piano)
  • Oliver Neubauer (violin)
  • Chase Park (cello)
  • Chiara Sannicandro (violin)
  • Guido Sant'Anna (violin)
  • Ivan Skanavi (cello)
  • Michael Shaham (violin)
  • Joseph Skerik (viola)
  • Marija Strapcāne (violin)
  • Macintyre Taback (cello)
  • Otoha Tabata (viola)
  • Dominik Wagner (double bass)
  • Alexander Warenberg (cello)
  • Arne Zeller (cello)

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open rehearsals, where they can hear the Juniors and Seniors rehearsing alongside one another. Public rehearsals will take place almost every day of the festival, and tickets cost €18. There are also a number of public concerts, where the players will present the fruits of their labor.

The players will rehearse and perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák, and others.

In addition, the festival presents a number of sessions titled "A Glimpse Inside the Workshop," in which master violin makers Ekkard Seidl and Ferdinand Seidl (Markneukirche), Dominik Josef Wlk (Rosenheim), and master bow maker C. Daniel Schmidt (Dresden) invite members of the public to witness them working live. The makers will also take questions and undertake emergency repairs.

You can find out more about the festival, including the full program, here.

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